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Celebrate National HIV Testing Day and Take Control

Take the Test, Take Control. National HIV Testing Day – 6/27/2010 

Watch a PSA about HIV Testing
Usted puede ver un video de las pruebas del VIH 

2010 marks the 16th Annual National HIV Testing Day.  Each year on June 27th, millions of Americans at-risk for HIV are asked to Take the Test, Take Control.

The value and importance of National HIV Testing Day is to raise awareness of one of our nation's most deadly yet most preventable diseases and to bring into care early those who test HIV positive and do not know their status.  This will help each person living with HIV infection to stem the spread of the disease and improve their own life expectancies and health outcomes.

Too many Americans find out that they are HIV positive very late in the disease process, when they are seriously ill and have a dangerously compromised immune system.  Recovery is often difficult and not possible for others. 

It is also very important for people with negative HIV test results to know their status, ask their partner(s) to do the same, and take those steps necessary to remain negative.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person aged 13-64 get an HIV test.  The Alexandria Health Department offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL testing on:

  • Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-3:00pm,
  • Thursday mornings, 9:00-10:30am, and
  • Thursday evenings, 5:00-6:30pm

For more information on HIV testing, please call (703) 746-4839. Other testing site information is available at www.hivtest.org.

4480 King Street
Alexandria, VA, 22302
703.746.4996
Fax: 703.746.4938
E-mail 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday Mornings